FRWD Awards 2024

Step into the inaugural FRWD Awards created by Keith White and hosted by AfroAnimation, a groundbreaking dinner ceremony dedicated solely to celebrating the diverse animation segment of the film industry. Unlike any other award event before, this unique ceremony shines a spotlight on films, series, shorts, and talent of color amplifying their voices and contributions. By providing a platform for animation industry, creators and their work, this one-night ceremony fosters an environment where diverse perspectives and storytelling are amplified, celebrated and awarded.

Join us on Thursday, April 11, 2024, as we honor the best in category animation creative talent and films, series and shorts featuring all-black casts, BIPOC and mix-race characters in key roles, showcasing the industry's commitment to inclusive narratives and diverse storytelling.

Best Animation Feature
Best Animation Series
Best Animation Short
Best Animation Director
Best Animation International
Best Animation Short
Best VFX
Best Voice Over Actor

Nomination Announcement

Friday, March 1, 2024


Thursday, April 11, 2024.

Marriott Burbank Convention Center in Burbank, California

The award ceremony begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. PT

After-five dinner attire. Suits and Dresses